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Los Angeles - Oceanside Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Oceanside. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration2h 10m
Cheapest price$13.48
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Oceanside cost $20.21 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $21. If you're planning to take the bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $33. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $14.84.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Oceanside?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles to Oceanside that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US33h 13m$24.32
Greyhound83h 48m$30.85
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Los Angeles to Oceanside, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 8 bus trips from Los Angeles to Oceanside every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Oceanside usually start from $13.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Los Angeles to Oceanside. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Los Angeles to Oceanside for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Oceanside, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Oceanside every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Oceanside; ticket prices start at $17.00.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Oceanside

Oceanside is a beautiful coastal city in Southern California, best known for its lovely beaches and stunning ocean views. Visitors can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and more.

There are also many great points of interest worth checking out, including the Oceanside Pier, which offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Also, don't miss the Oceanside Museum of Art, which houses a collection of art from across the globe. Other attractions include Mission San Luis Rey and the California Surf Museum.

The city also boasts a variety of popular neighborhoods and nightlife destinations, like Downtown Oceanside or Coastal Highway, which are home to several bars and restaurants, and The Strand, which offers a vibrant nightlife scene.

Most ground travel to Oceanside operates through the Oceanside Transit Center. Here, Metrolink trains and local buses connect to Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route and intercity bus lines like Greyhound. The nearest airport is the McClellan-Palomar Airport, about 3 miles away from the center of Oceanside.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: 800 N Alameda St

Buses to Oceanside leave from 5 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 592 Gayley Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Oceanside?

Main arrival station: Oceanside Transit Center

All buses from Los Angeles arrive at one main station in Oceanside.

All bus stations in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Transit Center

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